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Sleep Disorder

Poor sleep quality can drastically diminish your health and overall quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Prime Psychiatry in Frisco, Texas. The exceptional team of psychiatrists diagnoses and treats sleep disorders to help you feel well-rested and energized. To schedule an appointment with Prime Psychiatry, call the office or book an appointment online today.

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders are common conditions that negatively affect the quality of your sleep. They can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, particularly excessive daytime sleepiness. Examples of common sleep disorders include:

  • Sleep apnea: abnormal breathing patterns during sleep
  • Insomnia: difficulty staying asleep or falling asleep
  • Narcolepsy: extreme sleepiness or falling asleep during the day
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS): a sleep movement disorder

The Prime Psychiatry team can diagnose the type of sleep disorder you may have. They offer treatments that help you get a better night’s rest.

What are the symptoms of sleep disorders?

Common symptoms of sleep disorders include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • Waking up frequently during the night
  • Falling asleep during the day
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • Loud snoring
  • Gasping for air during sleep
  • Episodes of stopped breathing during sleep
  • Uncomfortable urges to move when trying to sleep
  • Irregular sleep and wake cycles
  • Taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep
  • Tingling, creeping, or crawling feelings in your legs
  • Dozing off at work or school
  • Difficulty concentrating during the day

See the Prime Psychiatry team at the first sign of an issue, as daytime sleepiness increases your risk of auto and work-related accidents.

What are the risk factors for sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders can happen to anyone, but some factors boost your risk of developing them. Examples include:

  • Family history of sleeping issues
  • Nerve disorders
  • Severe or ongoing pain
  • Chronic diseases
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Other mental health disorders
  • Some medications
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Irregular sleep schedules
  • Older age
  • Hormone changes

The cause of sleep disorders isn’t always known.

How does my doctor diagnose sleep disorders?

To find out if you have a sleep disorder and which type you may have, your Prime Psychiatry specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may have you complete a sleep study at home or in a sleep center.

What are common treatments for sleep disorders?

Common sleep disorder treatments, depending on the disorder, include:

Lifestyle changes

Setting a regular sleep schedule and adopting other healthy habits can improve your sleep quality. Eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, reduce stress, and avoid caffeine and alcohol at night. Sleep in a cool dark room and allow yourself at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.

Dietary supplements

Taking melatonin or other natural dietary supplements can improve your sleep quality.

Medications

Taking certain medications can help you sleep better or treat the underlying cause of sleep disorders.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy uses relaxation techniques and other behavior-change strategies to reduce anxiety and mental health struggles while improving sleep quality. 

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

CPAP machines and other breathing devices help you breathe easier at night, get more oxygen when you sleep, and wake up feeling well-rested.

To find out if you have a sleep disorder or get treated for one, call the Prime Psychiatry office or book an appointment online today.

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Evan Mulamba, B.S, MPAS, PA-C

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Heidi De Diego,MSN, PMHNP-BC

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, TMS Therapy, uses short pulses of magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in one of the areas of the brain thought to control mood. TMS Therapy is performed in a psychiatrist’s office under his or her supervision while you remain awake and alert.
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